Lahiri slips to tied-third in US

Sat 23 Jan 2016

Lahiri slips to tied-third in US

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January 23: Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Anirban Lahiri of India signed for a four-under-par 68 to sit in tied-third place at the halfway stage of the Career Builders Challenge on Friday.
The 28-year-old, who held a share of the overnight lead with an opening 64, marked his card with one eagle and five birdies against three bogeys to trail leader Jasan Dufner of the United States by three shots on 12-under-par 132 total at the PGA West TPC Stadium Course.
“I got off to a good start but I lost my concentration around the turn, managed to get it back after that but lost it again. It was up and down. I left a few shots out there. It was a relief to birdie the last. I am recovering from the jet lag. I slept on time last evening. Although I started hitting short towards the end of my round, I think it’s getting back to normal,” said Lahiri.
Lahiri earned his card in American through the Web.Com Finals last season, which also saw him winning twice on the Asian Tour, breaking into the world’s top-50 and making his debut in the Presidents Cup. He featured in Team Asia’s defeat to Europe in the EurAsia Cup last week, winning his singles match against Shane Lowry but losing two other matches.
Korean duo Sunghoon Kang (71) and S.Y. Noh (69), both winners on the Asian Tour, sit in tied-35th and tied-70th respectively.
In the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Wu Ashun of China and Thai star Thongchai Jaidee, who played in the EurAsia Cup last week, settled for tied-26th place following rounds of 72 and 70 respectively. They trail overnight clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan of England by seven shots at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship has been called off for the day on Friday evening due to darkness. Play was suspended for two hours and 45 minutes in the morning due to fog. Some of the 60 players will complete their rounds on Saturday morning at 730am.